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Belgians Stage Gay Kiss-In In Front Of Russian Consulate In Antwerp: VIDEO


Over 400 people staged a gay kiss-in in front of the Russian consulate in Antwerp to protest that nation's anti-gay laws, according to LGBTQ Nation. The event entitled "To Russia With Love" was timed to coincide with the end of the World Out Games which were taking place in Antwerp. No doubt the organizers also intended to draw a parallel between those games and the upcoming Sochi Olympics that have drawn so much attention and scrutiny. Protesters called on the IOC to pull the Olympics from Russia given the nation's intolerance for gays and lesbians. The crowd outside the consulate was a diverse group including athletes from the Out Games, prominent Belgian officials who came to show support and at least one notable guest, Yury Gavirkov, Chair of St. Petersburg Pride, who was recently arrested in Russia for his role in attempting to orchestrate that city's pride festival. 

Watch the kiss-in in action AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Thank you Belgium, screw you Russia

    Posted by: bructer | Aug 12, 2013 2:26:59 PM

  2. These kiss-ins are lame ploys for media attention. If you really want to strike a blow against Putin and Russia, GO FOR THE POCKETBOOK. Boycott and divest!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Aug 12, 2013 2:56:39 PM

  3. Stuffed Animal: Frankly i'm getting tired of this trolling bitching over everything.

    Of course going for the pocketbook is a good idea, but it's not the only idea. Everything that gets exposure to that awful laws is good in my book

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 12, 2013 3:45:18 PM

  4. Will there be a "kiss of death" protest in Russia?

    Posted by: EB | Aug 12, 2013 3:53:16 PM

  5. I doubt the ambassador cares unless they disrupt his caviar consumption.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 12, 2013 5:09:10 PM

  6. JJose712: Rhett Butler said it best: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." And the next time you feel like calling somebody a trolling b*tch, baby, try saying it to the man in the mirror.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Aug 12, 2013 6:48:57 PM

  7. @ around 1:28, Milonov says no one has been arrested for being gay in Russia...he forgot to mention (or the reported could of mentioned it to him) this:

    Posted by: Und | Aug 12, 2013 7:40:51 PM

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